Smooth take off for Comed-K UGET

Entry point: Candidates write the COMED-K exam at a college in Bangalore on Sunday. DH photosThe COMED-K UGET exam held on Sunday saw thousands of students from across the country, appearing in 105 centres across the State. The COMED-K reported that the turnout of students was 87 per cent.

While events off the examination centres took a centerstage, the examination itself went smooth. Of the papers, Mathematics was the most difficult with several students complaining that they did not have enough time to complete the paper.

Manish Kumar from Patna said, “I was able to complete only 40 of the 60 questions.”
Many were glad at the absence of negative marking. Says Raghvendra Trivedi from Madhya Pradesh, “ Since there was no negative marking I could take calculated risks. This strategy helped me complete most of the paper.“

Physics, while easier than Mathematics, did manage to stump a few students.
Ann Mathew, a resident of Bangalore said, “There were a lot of numericals to solve in Physics. In my opinion, it would be better if the numericals are reduced.”

Good scoring

Chemistry caused no problems for these young medical and engineering aspirants.
“Chemistry was the easiest paper. I’m quite confident of scoring good marks in this section,” adds Manish.

After Physics and Mathematics, those who aimed at pursuing medical sciences, stayed back for the Biology exam.

Shivratan Giri, from Bihar quotes: “I hope for a good rank as I have been preparing for the exam since last two years. I travelled all the way to Bangalore as studies in medicine have a high reputation here.”

Even Tanya from Delhi, who landed in Bangalore, 10 hours before the exam has been preparing for a year.

While, there were many students from other states appearing for the COMED-K, there were a significant number appearing after having completed the CET. These students found COMED-K easier than CET.

Should be standardised

Most of the students felt that CET and COMED-K should be standardised. Opines Syeda Sharm from Bangalore: “CET should provide an equal amount of problems in Physics, as in COMED-K. There are too many numericals in Physics for CET and accordingly, very less time. We do not have enough time to complete the paper.”

Tanya suggests that there can be centres all over India so that the students do not have to travel long distance to write an exam for a day.

Many students found transportation a difficult task.

Terry Larsen, an aspiring engineer, said: “Most of the students in my centre were from other states. Once the exam was completed they struggled to find autos or buses. As the centre was on the outskirts of the City, students had to pay up to Rs 400 to get back. While transportation was provided at some centres this was not sufficient.”

Submission of caste certificates

All Karnataka candidates belonging to SC, ST, or OBC are requested to furnish relevant caste certificates valid for the current year issued by the competent authorities of State Government.

These certificates are required to be sent to the COMED-K office, No 132, 2nd Floor, 11th Main, 17th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore – 560 055 (Opposite Old Chaya Nursing Home) by speed post / courier by quoting - Application Number and TAT Number - on or before June 10th.

Malpractices

Four cases of alleged malpractices were detected during the test. The cases of impersonation were found during verification of documents. Two cases were from Bangalore, while another two from Mysore. 

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